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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is a state in the eastern portion of India. It is situated along the Bay of Bengal, along with a population of over 91 million inhabitants within an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). West Bengal is the fourth-most populous and thirteenth-largest state by area in India, as well as the eighth-most populous country subdivision of the world. As a part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam.

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Mamata Banerjee apologises for party leader’s comment on President Murmu | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Mamata Banerjee apologises for party leader’s comment on President Murmu | Oneindia News *News

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has apologized for her party leader, Akhil Giri’s remark on President Draupadi Murmu’s looks. #MamataBanerjee #DaraupadiMurmu #AkhilGiri

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TMC leader Akhil Giri makes controversial comments on Draupadi Murmu, draws ire | Oneindia News*News [Video]

TMC leader Akhil Giri makes controversial comments on Draupadi Murmu, draws ire | Oneindia News*News

The BJP has condemned the remarks of Akhil Giri, a minister in the Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal government, over his comments on President Draupadi Murmu's looks. In a viral video, the minister was heard..

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Mamata Banerjee plays drums at Bengal governor's event in Chennai | Watch | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Mamata Banerjee plays drums at Bengal governor's event in Chennai | Watch | Oneindia News*News

Today, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived at Governor La Ganesan’s family function in Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai. The TMC supremo tried her hands at drums when she arrived at the..

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UP, Bengal among other states witness dengue outbreak in several districts | Oneindia News *News [Video]

UP, Bengal among other states witness dengue outbreak in several districts | Oneindia News *News

According to reports, several patients are hospitalised across several districts of Uttar Pradesh due to the outbreak of dengue. In West Bengal, dengue cases continue to rise. #Dengue #UP..

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Cyclone Sitrang to intensify into severe cyclonic storm in next 12 hours: IMD | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Cyclone Sitrang to intensify into severe cyclonic storm in next 12 hours: IMD | Oneindia News*News

The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain and strong winds in West Bengal and the Northeast as cyclonic storm 'Sitrang' intensifies and moves towards Bangladesh. #Sitrang #IMD..

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Cyclone Sitrang to impact Odisha and West Bengal, agencies on alert | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Cyclone Sitrang to impact Odisha and West Bengal, agencies on alert | Oneindia News *News

According to the IMD the Cyclone Sitrang is going to impact Odisha and West Bengal and will cro Bangladesh. #CycloneSitrang #Odisha #WestBengal

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West Bengal: Communal tensions erupt in Mominpur,Suvendu Adhikari writes to HM | Oneindia [Video]

West Bengal: Communal tensions erupt in Mominpur,Suvendu Adhikari writes to HM | Oneindia

Leader of Opposition West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah requesting "urgent deployment of Central forces in the wake of Mominpur violence and ransacking of..

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West Bengal shocker: 2 women thrashed, private parts burnt with iron rod over alleged lesbian relationship

Two women in West Bengal were brutally attacked and thrashed by 3 men after they were suspected of being lesbians.
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West Bengal: 2 Al Qaeda linkmen arrested, attempt to create terror module foiled in Mathurapur

Kolkata Police on Monday said that its special task force had arrested two linkmen of Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) from Mathurapur.
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‘Is it act of god or act of fraud?’, Congress trolls PM Modi over Gujarat bridge collapse

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Cyclone Sitrang: IMD issues red alert for THESE four Northeast states, heavy to extremely heavy rain likely

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Cyclone Sitrang: Heavy rain likely to pound West Bengal today evening as cyclone threat looms large

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